JOJO’s Bizarre Escape: The Hotel

May 01, 2018

Real Escape Game returns to present the most bizarre escape event yet in the first US collaboration between Real Escape Game and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.

SCRAP Entertainment and VIZ Media have partnered to bring a Real Escape Game set in the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE to life. The spotlight of this event will be the brand new original character developed exclusively for this game (officially approved by Hirohiko Araki himself).

JOJO’s Bizarre Escape is set to come to this upcoming FanimeCon in San Jose!

Dates: May 25th – May 28th, 2018
Location: FanimeCon @ DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose

Tickets on sale now!
*You do not need a Fanime ticket to attend this event.
*FanimeCon members get a discounted rate.

For more details, check out

DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe

April 16, 2018

Yuyoyuppe was born in 1989 in Oarai-machi, Ibaraki.

After forming a band in local Ibaraki, he started his activity as a VOCALOID producer in order to have a basic understanding of music. He debuted in 2012 under YAMAHA MUSIC, and currently has received more than 10 million views for his videos on YouTube and Niconico.

He is also BABYMETAL’s sound producer and formal remixer. He produced many of their songs, including “Megitsune,” “Akumu no Rondo,” and “UkiUki Midnight BABYMETAL DEATH.” His sound producing work received worldwide recognition when BABYMETAL achieved first and second place hits on multiple overseas metal charts, such as iTunes US, UK, and DE. In addition, he has created music and arrangements for other Japanese idols and musicians, such as Momoiro Clover Z, Dempagumi Inc., TAKERU (vocalist of the visual kei band, SuG), and more.

Yuyoyuppe is also vocalist of the hardcore, emotional rock band, GRILLED MEAT YOUNGMANS, and has received respect from the rock scene.

He is well loved by fans abroad and has performed in Vietnam, Singapore, Chile, Taiwan, and the Philippines, and has appeared at many renowned Japanese music festivals, such as COUNTDOWN JAPAN, ROCK IN JAPAN, and NICO NICO CHOUKAIGI.

Yuyoyuppe’s DJ name is DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING.

Fanime AMV Contest Now Open!

April 08, 2018

AMV editors, Fanime’s Anime Music Video Competition is now open for entries! The rules and entry form information can be found here. Entries will be accepted until May 6th. The official times and award ceremony will be announced leading up to the convention.

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki

March 21, 2018

Silicon Valley Symphony in conjunction with FanimeCon brings you the only American performance of:

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki
Friday May 25, 2018, 8:00 pm
Saturday May 26, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sunday May 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Monday May 28, 2018,  2:00 pm


JOE HISAISHI SYMPHONIC CONCERT: MUSIC FROM THE STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI celebrates the illustrious partnership between acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi and beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, Spirited Away). As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli. In a new concert production, Joe Hisaishi’s celebrated scores — including those from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away — are performed with a full orchestra and choir, and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki’s films, bringing the timeless work of Hisaishi and Miyazaki to vivid new life.

For a preview of the show reel of the show, please go to Symphony Silicon Valley’s Youtube here.

Tickets go on sale today Thursday, March 22 @ 10 a.m.!

Click here to purchase tickets. Enter discount code “Fanime” for $15 off all tickets except for the premium seats. Code expires on April 29th at midnight.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.– adjacent to the FanimeCon Convention site.

The Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended to March 24th!

March 14, 2018

The 2018 Panels Submission Form deadline has been extended from March 17th to March 24th!

Following March 24th, 11:59pm, all incoming panel submissions will be directed to the wait list.

If you are interested in hosting a panel at FanimeCon 2018, you can find more information and submit your panels here.

General Housing Now Open

January 20, 2018

Due to an error in communication, FanimeCon staff was unable to inform attendees that General Housing opened on Friday at 4 pm PST, after the Priority Housing period closed.

We sincerely apologize for this error and hope it has not prevented anyone from being able to get hotel rooms for FanimeCon 2018.

General housing is now open to all FanimeCon attendees: FanimeCon Housing 2018 Link

Priority Housing is Active

January 16, 2018

Those that have registered for FanimeCon and received an e-mail from CMR regarding Priority Housing will be able to register for hotels. Please refer to the e-mail for specific times, details, and links.

General Housing will open at a future date.

Stage Zero Applications Now Open!

January 15, 2018

We thank everyone who has already contacted us in regards to scheduling performances or events on Stage Zero for FanimeCon 2018. We are happy to announce that Stage Zero is now accepting applications! Click here for more information.